Am. BISS and Canadian Grand Champion Darwyn’s Trail Blazer
Performance Titles: Novice Sprinter (NS); Chase Ability (CA)
Canada’s #1 Welsh Terrier for 2019
DOB: November 2017
Plus more in AKC – National Owner Handler Series (NOHS) and Bred-By Groups
Some Photos of Robbie
CKC Grand Championship
Robbie does Lure Coursing!
For the dogs that live with us, we try to get them involved in things they enjoy, and do things that help enrich their life, beyond the basics of love, care and attention. Welsh Terriers love to chase things, and are fast! They truly enjoy this and you see it every day, whether this is fetching a ball, running in a yard, or playing ‘chase-me’ around the coffee table. There are now official events that are built on the foundation of traditional sight-hound lure coursing, but are available for any breed. These events are now so popular that it can be difficult to get into a local event now. Both the CKC and AKC offer events.
Robbie has participated in all of these events, and has multiple titles.
- Sprinter; Canada’s timed 100-meter dash;
- Chase Ability; Canada’s 600 meter run (300 meters for small dogs);
- FastCAT; AKC’s (US) timed 100-yard dash;
- Coursing Ability; AKC’s (US) 600-yard run
In Canada, Robbie ran 37 km/hour in the Sprinter event! That is 9.8 seconds to do the 100 meter dash!
It might only be a plastic bag that these guys are chasing in these events, but they are crazy fast when their prey drive kicks in.
Robbie does Nose Work!
After I discovered Nose Work for the first time as an official training opportunity, Robbie was one of our first dogs to try this with. Since we try to get our dogs involved in things they enjoy, and do things that help enrich their lives, we thought that we would try this. A number of our Darwyn companion pet owners have also started this, and we’ve had positive feedback from everyone. This is definitely something that Welsh Terriers excel at, and love.
After first discovering this new sport, we initially took two of our dogs to the classes – Robbie and Morgana (both are conformation champions now). We completed both Introduction to Nose Work and Introduction to Odor with both of them.
Given my time constraints, and primary focus on conformation showing, I have not yet done any NW trials. I have started a couple of other young welsh in this activity, and I have continued developing Robbie’s skills with further classes on “Continuing Odor”. This is definitely an activity that he enjoys very much.
My trainer, Brenda Cox, is NACSW certified and competes at the Elite level with multiple dogs of her own.